The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. The University is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and individuals seeking employment or access to its programs, facilities or services, and will not discriminate against these persons because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran's status or sexual orientation.

In addition to this commitment, the University will take affirmative steps to insure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated, during all aspects of employment, in a non-discriminatory manner. The University shall maintain and annually update its Affirmative Action Plan and will make good faith efforts to achieve established goals, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

An institutional commitment to these policies provides for selection procedures based upon objective, defensible qualifications; promotions based upon documented performance, merit, and potential achievement; and, evaluations which are equitable. In addition, the University commits itself to increased recruitment efforts to assure that qualified minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with a disability are represented in the applicant pool and are evaluated equitably by search committees and administrative personnel.

Responsibility for implementing the Equal Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action Plan rests with every member of the University community; administrative officers, deans, department chairs, supervisory personnel, and members of search committees.

All regulations, programs, and documents required by these regulations are available for inspection by employees, applicants for employment, and the general public in the University Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office on any workday.

Any member of the University community who engages in discrimination or other conduct in violation of University policy is subject to the full range of disciplinary action, up to and including separation from the University.